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 Her Time Draws Near
It was past Nine pm when my cell rang
The caller, my younger brother
baring bad news

He said ... Her time draws near

My heart sunk as his words rung
through me and I took a seat

At 81, her life who gave life to six
flashed before my eyes

a deep swallow
failed to relieve the knot in my throat

Her many illnesses have caught up with

Tired eyes and frail body, pictured
in my mind is all I have left of her

The options given in her most recent
doctor visit was of no real solutions

She would reject all to sustain life
which she felt would only quicken her passing

Suffered has she, and all I want to do now
is hold to her as she held me when life
was celebrated

She grows weaker and with every breath drawn
I now breathe for her

My most recent conversation with her
was for me to be happy

In this I felt her wishes would allow
me time to share of one who I love
that she has yet to meet

She saw life in me again, through weary eyes
A hopeful grin glowed upon her face

Her dreams for me were coming
true, Yet mine would not sustain her

The coming days will be her last
With luck maybe weeks

How does one say goodbye to life when
life is what they gave you

I need to be with her

Our time is short, but hers draws near


I love you mom, please don't go



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